Updated: Jun 6, 2022
When it comes to choosing the “best” microblading pigment, it will always be a matter of opinion and personal style. It depends on the things that are most important to you. This can be colour strength, colour retention, consistent performance on all skin types, or any other factor that affects how the final result looks.
So, before you drive from Sage Hill to Seton in search of the holy grail of permanent eyebrow makeup, here are some quick recommendations, based on what we’ve learned over the years. Your perfect microblading pigment could be just around the corner!
Permablend Eyebrow Pigments
What’s not to love about these rich and colourful products? Started in 2014 by a team of experienced chemists and cosmeticians, these high-performing pigments are some of the most reliable you can find. They heal to the true desired colour, instead of shifting to a green, red, or blue that often happens with other, less reputable products.
Part of the reason that Permablend is so successful is that the colours and pigments were designed with more than 30 years of experience in tattooing. This basis in colour theory, skin tones, and application techniques helped to create something new that really stands out – concentrated colours with excellent performance and control.
Permablend has more than 200 different pigments, too. No matter what your hair and brow colour is, you can find a match to go with them, blending in perfectly for that thicker, natural look.
Tina Davies Pigments
When it comes to microblading difficult skin tones, getting the right colour hold is the key to long-lasting, satisfying results. In our experience, Tina Davies pigments hold better than anything else.
This line of colour options was founded by one of the original names in microblading. Finding that many of the current products she was using had too many inconsistencies, Tina Davies developed her own line to maintain more reliability for her clients. Now, with some of the best retention and true-to-colour healing in the industry, it’s safe to say she succeeded! You won’t find any green, red, or blue in your brows down the road, if you invest in these pigments.
The quality is evident in the scientific processes involved with them. Proper microblading with Tina Davies involves things like matching undertone colours of both the pigment and a client’s skin, and every bottle has been sterilized with gamma rays to ensure no contamination before it is sealed. Plus, they are totally vegan and cruelty-free – and that’s something to really feel good about.
Qualities of a Good Microblading Pigment
Even though they’re important, permanent makeup (PMU) is not just about the colour and the retention. Pigment can be difficult to use, clean, or apply correctly. Brands can get a reputation for infection or poor hygiene. These are some of the other factors we consider when choosing the best pigments for our clients.
Our opinion? Both Tina Davies and Permablend are easy to use, from simple applications to advanced techniques that require an experienced hand. They have plenty of training materials, reference manuals, colour charts, and other directions that make it a breeze to get support and make informed decisions. This makes our work easier, and gives you peace of mind knowing that we won’t encounter anything new or unexpected along the way.
Microblading Brows in Calgary
If you’ve never done microblading before…girl, get in to Haven Beauty and give it a try! It’s one of the longest-lasting and most natural-looking ways to boost the profile of your brows, and often goes for years with only minor touch-ups needed.
We don’t like to brag, but we LOVE doing microblading and we pride ourselves on doing it right and doing it well. From our locations in Douglasdale and Albert Park in south Calgary, we’ve helped countless ladies look and feel their best over the years – and you could be next! Give us a call, send us an email, or head over to our Insta and DM us there. At Haven, we’re here to bring you brows to life and show you the wonders of microblading, lash and laser services, hair and makeup styling, and so much more.
We can’t wait to meet you!